Publication: Enabling Institutional Investment in Climate Smart Infrastructure
The world is not on track to address climate change. As countries move toward developing stimulus packages to stem the economic impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it will be vitally important to build the foundation for a more resilient, sustainable and prosperous future. The objective of this report is to explore innovative financing approaches and case studies for enabling institutional investment in “climate-smart” infrastructure projects in emerging markets that can help close the climate investment gap. The first chapter of the report introduces key concepts related to the need for increased levels of climate-smart investment and the potential of refinance and securitization as a tool to facilitate further institutional investor involvement. The second chapter discusses the challenges and opportunities to close the climate investment gap, highlights the different roles of government, DFIs, and institutional investors, and the opportunity to use green bonds and green securitization and other methods to attract institutional capital. The third chapter reviews and provides a framework to examine the interconnected layers of investment barriers specific to institutional investment in climate-smart infrastructure.
“Grimm, Michael; Boukerche, Sandrine. 2020. Enabling Institutional Investment in Climate Smart Infrastructure; Enabling Institutional Investment in Climate Smart Infrastructure. Invest4Climate Knowledge Series;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/34327 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”